Friday, July 4, 2008

"Good Guy" vs the "Villain"

Click Play Above "circa 1981"

Something about being the "good guy". I never wanted to be the "villain". My high school senior play had several cast openings, I picked the "good guy".

I will probably get a lot of ribbing from my co-workers about my post today, but I had to show you something that reinforces everything that I have been saying about the Houston Police Department. Even when I was a senior in high school I knew that I wanted to join the HPD and make a difference. That is what being a police officer is about, making a difference in your community. Back then HPD was growing like it is now. As soon as I graduated from high school I became a Community Service Officer with HPD and when I turned 19 (minimum age limit in 1982) they placed me in the Police Academy. I have never looked back. If you are not 21 yet, you can do what I did. We have many civilian positions within the Houston Police Department. Apply online at :

Of course, if you are 21 and you want to be a policeman, you know the website address by now!


Anonymous said...

This just truly tells me that you HONESTLY believe in everything you write about HPD - you are not just "blowing smoke." This makes me want to finish college and make a difference in law enforcement somewhere. Thanks Officer McCoy!

Anonymous said...

That is to cool and pretty funny. I want to be a policeman in only two more years. I am too young right now, but I really want to be HPD. My uncle is HPD and he loves it!

Anonymous said...

My name is Jeffrey Wilborn and I graduated from the Houston Police Academy on February 26, 2008(Class 194) and I just wanted to tell you that this is such an amazing blog!! I read it everyday and look forward to see what stories you will post next. I came all the way from Milwaukee, WI and it was the best decision I made in my life. This whole experience from the police academy, to the field training, to my evaluation was the most challenging thing I ever did in my life. I finished my field training on June 10, 2008 and has really happy it was over :). I learned so much since day 1 and I know this is just the beginning. We get off probation August 13, 2008 and I can't wait. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, AGAIN THIS BLOG IS AWESOME!!!!

Jeffrey Wilborn - Class 194

Anonymous said...

if i go down to the recruiting office in person should I wear a suit? i want to make the best impression possible, but would like to know the norm.. and what else should i bring with me? it would be my first interaction with the recruiting division.. i'd like to get in august class

Officer McCoy said...

You should always make a first strong impression. Please check the website at for a list of documents to bring. You may always email me with further questions regarding recruiting at

Thank you for the compliment's regarding the blog everyone.